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1005

L. M.

The song of triumph.

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NOON may the last glad song arise,
Through all the millions of the skies-
That song of triumph which records
That all the earth is now the Lord's.

2 Let thrones, and powers, and kingdoms, be Obedient, mighty God, to thee;

And over land, and stream, and main,
Now wave the sceptre of thy reign.
3 0 let that glorious anthem swell;
Let host to host the triumph tell,
Till not one rebel heart remains,
But over all the Saviour reigns.

1006

16th P. M. 11 12, 11 12. Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. JOIN

0 ye the anthems of triumph, that rise

From the throng of the blest, from the hosts

of the skies:

Alleluia, they sing, in rapturous strains;
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns.
2 He gave to the light its beneficent wings;
He controlleth the counsels of senates and kings
From his throne in the clouds the lightnings are

hurl'd,

And he ruleth the factions that rage through the world.

3 Rejoice, ye that love him; his power cannot fail;

His omnipotent goodness shall surely prevail;
The triumph of evil will shortly be past,
And omnipotent mercy shall conquer at last.
4 Though Satan now maketh the nations his prey,
The dominion of darkness shall soon pass away:
Exulting, we join heaven's rapturous strains,-
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns.

SUNDAY-SCHOOLS.

1007

C. M.

DELIGHTFUL work!

Blessedness of instructing the young. ELIGHTFUL work! young souls to win, And turn the rising race From the deceitful paths of sin,

To seek redeeming grace.

2 Children our kind protection claim;
And God will well approve
When infants learn to lisp his name,
And their Redeemer love.

3 Be ours the bliss, in wisdom's way
To guide untutor❜d youth,

And show the mind which went astray
The Way, the Life, the Truth.

4 Almighty God, thine influence shed,
To aid this blest design:
The honours of thy Name be spread,
And all the glory thine.

1008

5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.

A blessing invoked on teachers. IGHTY One, before whose face Wisdom had her glorious seat, When the orbs that people space

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Sprang to birth beneath thy feet;
2 Source of truth, whose rays alone
Light the mighty world of mind;
God of love, who from thy throne

Kindly watchest all mankind;
3 Shed on those, who in thy Name
Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love's undying flame,-

Shed that wisdom's guiding light.

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C. M.

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For a blessing on the children.
WISDOM! whose unfading power
Beside the' Eternal stood,
To frame, in nature's earliest hour,
The land, the sky, the flood;

2 Yet didst thou not disdain awhile
An infant form to wear,-
To bless thy mother with a smile,
And lisp thy falter'd prayer.

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3 But in thy Father's own abode,
With Israel's elders round,
Conversing high with Israel's God,
Thy chiefest joy was found.
4 So may our youth adore thy Name!
And, Saviour! deign to bless
With fost'ring grace the timid flame
Of early holiness.

1010

C. M.

The Christian child.

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Y cool Siloam's shady rill
How sweet the lily grows!
How sweet the breath, beneath the hill,

Of Sharon's dewy rose!

2 Lo! such the child whose early feet
The paths of peace have trod-
Whose secret heart, with influence sweet,
Is upward drawn to God.

3 By cool Siloam's shady rill The lily must decay;

The rose that blooms beneath the hill
Must shortly fade away.

4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour
Of man's maturer age

Will shake the soul with sorrow's power, And stormy passion's rage.

5 O Thou who givest life and breath,
We seek thy grace alone,
In childhood, manhood, age, and death,
To keep us still thine own.

1011

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Sanctified knowledge.

COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To we our

cry,

The good desired, and wanted most,
Out of thy richest grace supply;
The sacred discipline be given,
To train and bring them up for heaven.
2 Error and ignorance remove;

Their blindness, both of heart and mind: Give them the wisdom from above,

Spotless, and peaceable, and kind:
In knowledge pure their minds renew,
And store with thoughts divinely true.
3 Learning's redundant part and vain
Be here cut off and cast aside:
But let them, Lord, the substance gain;
In every solid truth abide;
Swiftly acquire, and ne'er forego
The knowledge fit for man to know.
4 Unite the pair so long disjoin'd,
Knowledge and vital piety:
Learning and holiness combined,

And truth and love, let all men see
In those whom up to thee we give,
Thine, wholly thine, to die and live.

1012

C. M.

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Anniversary; the children's jubilee. OSANNA, be the children's song, To Christ, the children's King; His praise, to whom our souls belong, Let all the children sing.

2 From little ones to Jesus brought,
Hosanna now be heard;

Let little infants now be taught
To lisp that lovely word.

3 Hosanna, sound from hill to hill, And spread from plain to plain, While louder, sweeter, clearer still,

Woods echo to the strain.

4 Hosanna, on the wings of light,
O'er earth and ocean fly,

Till morn to eve, and noon to night,
And heaven to earth, reply.

5 Hosanna, then, our song shall be;
Hosanna to our King:

This is the children's jubilee;
Let all the children sing.

C. M.

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Children recalling the example of Jesus.
HEN Jesus left his Father's throne,
He chose an humble birth
And, all unhonour'd and unknown,
He came to dwell on earth.

2 Like him, may we be found below In wisdom's paths of peace;

Like him, in grace and knowledge grow,
As years and strength increase.

3 Sweet were his words, and kind his look, When mothers round him press'd;

Their infants in his arms he took,

And on his bosom blest.

4 Safe from the world's alluring charms, Beneath his watchful eye,

Thus, in the circle of his arms,
May we forever lie.

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